FICTION

Fiction! Whether it's short stories, (they are HARD, aren't they?!), extracts of longer pieces such as novels, screenplays, or children's books, mini projects or just prose exercises, there should be a little bit of something for everyone here. A lot will be from university, and the majority are ongoing pieces which are still being edited and rewritten, but which are in good enough shape to be made public. All university pieces got at least a 2:2 at marking, and all work is copyrighted. 

SNIPPETS

Screenplay Extract:

first 3 pages

After the death of his father Jason must go on a road trip with the company of his own grief, old memories and a battered, dusty coffin.

CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE

Screenplay extract:

first 4 pages

When Danny bumps into his estranged sister in a bar, it triggers an unexpected - and rather unwilling - journey through Brazil and old memories.

CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE

Novel Extract:

First 4 pages of Chapter 2

The child went missing; his mother may know more than she's letting on.

SHORT STORIES

Childhood, loss and a blistering summer.

An early short story written as an exercise in exploring the theme of memory.

Originally handwritten in a diary, which served as a physical part of the story itself, this piece explores themes of audience and context. 

This story follows the narrator's obsession with her neighbour opposite, recorded in her diary. 

A short descriptive piece exploring themes of place and the concept of myth and reality 

SNIPPETS

Screenplay Extract:

first 3 pages

After the death of his father Jason must go on a road trip with the company of his own grief, old memories and a battered, dusty coffin.

CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE

Screenplay extract:

first 4 pages

When Danny bumps into his estranged sister in a bar, it triggers an unexpected - and rather unwilling - journey through Brazil and old memories.

CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE

Novel Extract:

First 4 pages of Chapter 2

The child went missing; his mother may know more than she's letting on.

CHILDREN'S FICTION

Extract:

First 3 pages of Chapter 1

Extract of a longer children's story, this extract introduces Tilly, a young troll who lives with her chaotic family and has multiple adventures. This one starts when she finds out her house has got the ultimate pest: DRAGONS!

Extract:

First 4 pages of Chapter 1

Extract of a full-length story about a young, adventurous snail called Sidney. His first real adventure involves a big climb, flying, and finding his way back from The Wilderness...

This is the first of his adventures, with more to follow...!

YOUNG ADULT

Novel Extract:

First 3 pages of Chapter 2

Extract of a young adult piece about a girl who stumbles into the woods at night and soon finds herself involved in the supernatural world of werewolves.